Waitress jumps off Daytona Beach Pier to save boy from drowning

in Daytona Beach News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 19-year-old woman was injured Saturday night when she jumped off the Daytona Beach Pier to save a young boy who was possibly drowning, according to the News-Journal.

The newspaper reported that Hanna Pignato broke her foot and injured her back when she landed on a sand bar.

Pignato, a waitress who works at Joe’s Crab Shack on the pier, told Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officers that she jumped into the ocean to save the 8-year-old, the paper reported.